I’m Peter, a Bedfordshire based architect specialising in bespoke residential design and small scale commercial projects.

Whether it’s a small house extension, refurbishment or new-build scheme, I design carefully considered and practical spaces that are tailored to the specific needs of my clients. I enjoy finding creative and often surprising solutions. This involves making better use of existing space, sometimes without the need to extend.

I set up The Pocket Architect to concentrate on small scale projects with an emphasis on quality of space. Before this, I worked in a couple of small local practices and spent over a decade at a medium sized London practice specialising in high-end residential and commercial schemes.

Services I Offer How I work


My focus is on domestic projects, such as extensions, refurbishments and one-off houses. However, I also work with business owners and developers on bespoke offices, retail spaces and site appraisals.

Core Services

  • Feasibility studies, site appraisals and design workshops
  • Brief development and concept design
  • Full planning applications (including those within conservation areas)
  • Applications for certificate of lawfulness (permitted development)
  • Building control applications
  • Technical design and construction drawings
  • Tender and contract administration

Additional Services

  • Party Wall matters
  • Architectural illustration and presentation
  • Detailed design of bespoke joinery, metalwork and furniture
  • Architectural photography (often for other architects)

How I work Get in Touch


Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner or developer, the first step is to get in touch so we can have a chat about what you have in mind.

If appropriate, I will suggest we meet at the property for an initial consultation. This is a great time for you to ask lots of questions and for me to understand your project aspirations. I normally email some guidance beforehand so you get the most out of the meeting. I don’t charge for initial consultations local to Bedfordshire, although I do ask that potential clients consider making a small donation to one of my suggested charities in return for my time and expertise.

If I can assist with the project, I will prepare a detailed 'scope of work and services' outlining my proposed fees. I will only start work on a project once you are happy with this and my appointment is agreed in writing.

Typical Project Stages Architectural Fees

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If you’ve got a project in mind I’d love to hear from you.

Call 01234 48 48 40

Email hello@pocketarchitect.co.uk

Or fill out the project enquiry form and I’ll be in touch.

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